Eric Scott's observer's and air gunner's flying log book

LScottEW188329v1.pdf

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Eric Scott's observer's and air gunner's flying log book

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Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Eric Scott, bomb aimer, covering the period from 1 September 1942 to 4 January 1946. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Air Bomber. He was stationed at RCAF Picton (31 Bombing & Gunnery School), RCAF Mount Hope (33 Air Navigation School), RAF Moreton-in-Marsh (21 OTU and 311 FTU), RAF Kairouan (142 Squadron), RAF El Ballah (Advanced Bombing & Gunnery School {Middle East}), RAF Qastina (77 OTU), RAF Torterella (37 Squadron) and RAF Pershore (23 OTU). Aircraft flown in were Anson, Battle Wellington, Dominie and DC3. Targets were - first tour – Messina (6), Olbia, Gagliari, Catania (2), Palermo, Syracuse, Massala, Battapaglia (2), Reggio, Aquino, Practica-di-Mare, Capodochino, Naples, Lamezia, Paolo-Sapri, Salerno, Bagnoli, Torre Annunziato, Leghorn, Grosetto, Formia, Grass Roads, Mamxdap Torre Moaziati, Viterbo, Pesa, Leghorn, Grazzanise and Oivitavecchio. Second tour – Valence-les-Tresorrie, Ploesti, Szonv, Miskali, Bologna (2), Ravenna (3), Pesara, Yugoslavia (Nickell), Danube (mining), Eleusis (2), Rimini, Salonika, Verona, Szeckesfemeryar, Opiema, Vimkouci, and Maribor. Shot down on this raid. He flew 35 night operations with 142 Squadron and 21 night with 37 Squadron making a total of 56. His pilots on operations were Sergeant Pearce, Flying Officer Kirley and Pilot Officer Jeffares.

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One booklet

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IBCC Digital Archive

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LScottEW188329v1

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Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Eric Scott's observer's and air gunner's flying log book,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33144.

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